Reutter Badge 356-a Authentic

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Benjamin Abraham
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Reutter Badge 356-a Authentic

#1 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Tue May 08, 2018 11:16 am

Hello,

Can someone tell me if this badge on my 1959 356A is authentic?

The font size that goes around the border seems too small.

Thank you,

Ben
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Joris Koning
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Re: Reutter Badge 356-a Authentic

#2 Post by Joris Koning » Tue May 08, 2018 3:48 pm

No, reproduction
'56 Coupe
'57 Coupe
'59 Cab 
'60 Coupe

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Re: Reutter Badge 356-a Authentic

#3 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Tue May 08, 2018 5:32 pm

Joris Koning wrote:No, reproduction
thanks.... if anyone has a decent original one for sale please let me know.

Thank you,
Benjamin

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Re: Reutter Badge 356-a Authentic

#4 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:59 pm

I'm searching high and low for proper position of Reutter badge, I look through books by Kellogg, Johnson, and Roland... no luck on exact spacing, just general information. I came across this template
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and i was wondering if someone could confirm that it is correct. It came from a replica-speedster forum... please don't tell me they have more information about authentic cars then we do!!))

I also found some spacing info from and older post: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2147
The location of the Reutter coachbuilder badge on a 356A coupe, built 11/20/58, is as follows:

The bottom center of the badge is 5 3/4" from the edge of the rocker.

The center right edge of the badge is 2 3/4" inches from the rear edge of the fender.

Thank you,
Ben

PS if anyone has an original badge they would like to sell me please let me know.

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Re: Reutter Badge 356-a Authentic

#5 Post by John Lindstrom » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:05 pm

Confirmed the dimensions are correct for a 59A

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Re: Reutter Badge 356-a Authentic

#6 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:40 pm

John Lindstrom wrote:Confirmed the dimensions are correct for a 59A
I am assuming you are referring to the template I attached.

thank you, Ben

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Re: Reutter Badge 356-a Authentic

#7 Post by John Lindstrom » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:47 pm

Confirmed. It is exactly correct.

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